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Nature's 'light show' is how NASA describes the Geminid meteor shower - a meteor flash is seen here with an aurora borealis shimmer in Norway. (NASA)

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An image from the Hubble Space Telescope (NASA)

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In a photo provided by NASA, the Orion space capsule is seen atop a Delta IV rocket ready for a test launch at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

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Apollo 11 begins the return trip to earth. Source: NASA

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Apollo 11 begins the return trip to earth. Source:NASA

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Not to be outdone, NASA lands probe on Comet too ... (Illustration by Walt Handelsman of The New Orleans Advocate)

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, file photo provided by NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, explodes moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital Sciences says it will likely stop using the type of engines that were employed when its unmanned Antares commercial supply rocket moments after liftoff last week. (AP Photo/NASA, Joel Kowsky, File)

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The unmanned Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, explodes seconds after launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, on Oct. 28, 2014 (Screengrab via NASA TV)

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This image provided by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a close-up of the red planet Mars. (AP Photo/NASA) **FILE**

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The Soyuz TMA-14M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the International Space Station on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 carrying NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore and Russians Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova. Serova will become the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first Russian woman to live and work on the station. (AP Photo/NASA, Aubrey Gemignani)

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, stands in front of the Atlas V first stage booster which relies on Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines. Lawmakers and national security analysts said they were aghast that the military allowed itself to become so dependent on Russian military technology during an era of uneasy relations. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this July 20, 1969, file photo provided by NASA, astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, smiles for a photo inside the Lunar Module while it rested on the lunar surface. Armstrong was first out the lunar module, Eagle, onto the dusty surface of Tranquility Base. (AP Photo/NASA, File)

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FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. posing for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first men to walk on the lunar surface. The trio was launched to the moon by a Saturn V launch vehicle at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969. They departed the moon July 21, 1969. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)

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** FILE ** A NASA artist's rendering of the Mars Rover, Curiosity. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A NASA artist's rendering of the Mars Rover, Curiosity. (Associated Press)

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In this image from NASA-TV shows the Cygnus cargo spacecraft after it was grappled by the International Space Station's Canadarm Wednesday July 16, 2014 as the pair flew over Kenya. The Cygnus spacecraft is filled with over 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station in the company's second contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA. (AP Photo/NASA-TV)

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National Edition News cover for July 14, 2014 - Aldrin says U.S. taking giant leap backward: FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo from NASA, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, is photographed by Neil Armstrong walking near the lunar module during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. (AP Photo, NASA ,file)

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This Jan. 22, 2014, artist concept rendering provided by NASA shows their Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2. The OCO-2, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on a Delta II rocket on July 1, 2014. Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy _ this time on a different rocket. The $468 million mission is designed to study the main driver of climate change emitted from smokestacks and tailpipes. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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In this undated image provided by NASA a saucer-shaped test vehicle holding equipment for landing large payloads on Mars is shown in the Missile Assembly Building at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 weather permitting, a balloon carrying the saucer-shaped vehicle is set to launch from Hawaii. (AP Photo/NASA)